(Guadalupe County) -- A high-speed chase that started Saturday afternoon in Guadalupe County reportedly ended when the stolen vehicle unlawfully entered Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph in Bexar County. The interruption, involving three suspects in a Ford Bronco, initiated a lockdown across the air force base -- halting all activities.
According to officials with the 502nd Air Base Wing Office of Public Affairs, normal operations at the air force base resumed Sunday morning after an overnight sweep of the base were negative for one individual who unlawfully entered the base through an installation fence Saturday night.
Lt. John Koch, of the sheriff's office, says the two other individuals who were detained are now in custody at the Guadalupe County Jail. Taken into custody were Joseph Douch, 26 and Dontae Brown, 24.
"About 4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, we were advised of a stolen car on Interstate 10 west bound. Sgt. (Robert) Nelms proceeded to the area, located the stolen vehicle and tried to make a traffic stop on it which turned into an evading arrest. The vehicle didn't stop, the vehicle continued down FM 1518 off of 10 towards Schertz, just before getting in there to FM 78, it left the roadway. It went through some backyards, crashed into the gate and through a fenced in area, ended up on the flight line of Randolph Air Force Base. There were three subjects that exited the vehicle and ran on foot. A brief search was made on Randolph Air Force Base with the help of the Guadalupe County Sheriff's Department, a couple of Schertz PD units and personnel from the air force base. Two of the subjects were located and taken into custody. The third suspect right now is being identified and we'll be seeking arrest warrants on him," said Koch.
Col. Thomas Miner, 502nd security and readiness group commander, says the United States Air Force appreciates the assistance of its partners at the Guadalupe County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Miner says "working together across jurisdictions is never easy but those two agencies went above and beyond in helping us ensure the safety and security of our installation and we can't thank them enough."
Officials say investigation into the incident continues. They say Security Forces will continue to be vigilant and looking for a third suspect believed to have been in the vehicle. The suspect is reportedly described as a thinly built African-American male, mid-20s, between 5'9 and 6 feet tall. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black and white t-shirt.